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Learning About the U.S. State of Tennessee

Tennessee is the 16th state to join the Union. It became the first territory that was admitted as a state under the federal Constitution. Before becoming a state Tennessee was called the Territory South of the River Ohio. The state’s name comes from a Cherokee village called Tanasi. Tennessee got its nickname during the War of 1812 when volunteer soldiers from the state played a prominent role in the war especially during the Battle of New Orleans.  Its capital Nashville is the center of country music. The largest city in the state is Memphis which is where Elvis the King of Rock and Roll began his legendary career.

  • Question of

    What is the state’s nickname?

    • Country Music State
    • Territory State
    • Volunteer State
  • Question of

    Does the name of the state come from the name of a Cherokee village?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    What is its capital?

    • Memphis
    • Nashville
    • Chattanooga
  • Question of

    Is the capital known for being the center of country music?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    What is the largest city in Tennessee?

    • Nashville
    • Knoxville
    • Memphis
  • Question of

    Which famous singer started his career in the state’s largest city?

    • Willie Nelson
    • Elvis
    • Waylon Jennings
  • Question of

    What is the state song?

    • My Homeland Tennessee
    • Tennessee Hills
    • Take Me Home Tennessee
  • Question of

    What is the state flower?

    • Wild Rose
    • Peony
    • Purple iris
  • Question of

    What is the state bird?

    • Northern mocking bird
    • Gray pigeon
    • Woodland thrush
  • Question of

    What is the state tree?

    • Grand oak
    • Cypress
    • Yellowwood
  • Question of

    What is the state animal?

    • River otter
    • Raccoon
    • Beaver

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